This resource links externally to the InventNow.org site run by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, The Advertising Council, and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation. It is very kid-friendly. In this “Patent It” section, kids are invited to apply for an InventNow Patent, using a simplified process imitating the steps necessary to obtain a U.S. Patent. Young inventors can also log in to track their patents pending and patents in progress. The site also has a lot of useful background information on patents and trademarks.